News Center 22 10/30/17

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The Daily News reports
The Middlesboro Independent School District has found itself a new leader in long-time educator, Waylon Allen, who was chosen Friday during a special-called board meeting to be the district’s new superintendent.

“I would just like to say that I’m honored and humbled to be selected to lead this school system that I love so much,” said Allen. “It is my goal to make all of the decisions based on what’s best for the students of our district.”

Upon the resignation of former superintendent Steve Martin in September, the board has been working diligently to select the best candidate for the distinguished position. In the meantime, Allen has been temporarily filling in as interim superintendent, which coincidentally will have ended up acting as a warm-up for his new official title.

The contract will begin at the beginning of November and will be active until June 30, 2021, resulting in a total of three years and eight months. During this time, Allen will make a $110,00 yearly salary for his dedication and exertion among the district.

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The Harlan Daily Enterprise reports

A Harlan County Grand Jury indicted a man on sexual offenses and drug trafficking charges.

According to the indictment, Ronnie J. Penny, 32, of Kenvir, had meth, Buprenorphine and Clonazepam in his possession on April 29 with the intent to sell the drugs. He is also accused of having marijuana with him at the time.

In a second indictment, Penny is also accused of using his computer to send obscene photos to a minor as well as send nude photos of a minor in Harlan County on August 1.

Penny is charged with prohibited use of an electronic communications system to procure a minor to commit a sexual offense, distribution of obscene matter to minors, three counts of drug trafficking and possession of marijuana. He is booked in the Harlan County Detention Center.

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Local 8 News reports

Kelsea Ballerini came back to Knoxville to perform for her hometown inside her high school Saturday.

Ballerini’s homecoming concert, at Central High School, celebrated the release of Unapologetically, her second album.

During her performance, Ballerini announced that she was partnering with iHeartRadio and the Academy of Country Music to donate $20,000 to the school.

Unapologetically will be released November 3rd.

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Updated: October 29, 2017 — 9:12 PM
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